We weren’t allowed to call this episode “Chucky 2: The Return of Chuck Dunning”, but deep in our hearts we all know that’s how it will be remembered. In the last half of the episode, we spend a lot of time talking about the nature of dualism and non-dualism in Western and Easter thought, as well as how it’s represented in Freemasonry. This is a very deep episode, with lots of introspection and extrospection (that’s a new word) from our guest and our hosts. We really hope you enjoy it.
Before listening to this, listen to Chuck’s earlier appearance on our podcast: part 1 and part 2.
We recorded this at WeWork Custom House in Portland, Oregon. There was a lot of background noise and you might hear some weird audio effects from time to time, but overall it came out pretty well.
Our brief intermission was recorded earlier at the Big Legrowlski, an excellent beer bar also in Portland.
Everybody is drinking beer during this episode! We had some of the free WeWork beer, which was some kind of IPA. Everything else is listed below.
Topics and Links
“Because we’re all just a bunch of monkeys clinging to a rock flying through space!”
In this episode, we interview artist, poet, and creator Marlene Seven Bremner! Seven is a Seattle-area artist and we first encountered her work at the Esoteric Book Conference in 2016. Make sure you check out her website.
Seven is drinking nettle tea from her own garden. Erik is drinking a lemon La Croix. And Nate is drinking extra-oaked Old Crow and soda. Sorry, folks, no beer this episode!
“Harmonia Elementorum” by Marlene Seven Bremner, oil on panel, 2017
“QUASIMODO” by Michael Ehle, gouache 1993 (Seven’s uncle)
In this episode, Erik interviews Ryan Peverly of the excellent Occulture Podcast. Our discussion centers around not only how Occulture has evolved, but how Ryan and the podcast has changed together. This subject is particularly interesting because of the amount of knowledge and growth Ryan has assimilated in the short time he’s been podcasting. Tune in and join us!
This episode was recorded over Skype for Linux. There were some weird audio effects, like echo on the line, crackling, and audio drop outs all over the place. I learned my lesson: no more Skype for Linux when I’m recording a podcast! Back to Google Hangouts.
Since our last episode was all about beer, there’s no beer at all in this one! Ryan is drinking dark roast mushroom coffee from Four Sigmatic, while Erik is drinking lemon La Croix.
Show Notes and Links
We mention a few individual Occulture episodes in our conversation. I won’t link to each one of them individually, but Ryan mentions episode 31 with Laurel Airica as the episode where he felt his style really changed and solidified, so go check that one out for sure.
The infamous Occulture Alan Moore meme
“Do you think they have Russian mail-order transhumanist vegan brides?”
In this episode, Nate and Erik trek out to Silverton, Oregon, to visit Silver Falls Brewery. Our good friend Austin was kind enough to drive us all the way out there in exchange for all the beer he could drink. We sat down with founder and brewer Eric Druliner and assistant manager/brewer Jose Ramirez to talk about small breweries, small towns, and incredible beers.
This episode is almost entirely about brewing and beer, so it’s a departure from our normal format. We tried to get Eric and Jose to talk about anything weird that happened while brewing and got maybe 10% of a Sasquatch anecdote.
The Silver Falls Ale House in Silverton, Oregon, has a beautiful space and delicious beer.
Silver Falls Ale House is located at 207 Jersey St, Silverton, OR 97381.
- 1933 Pilsner
- Winter Falls Stout
- Round 1 Pacific Strong Ale
- Silver Eclipse IPA
After recording we drank more of their beer and all of it was delicious.
“The main job of a brewer is to tell the assistant brewer, ‘Hey, you missed a spot!'”
In this solo episode, Erik reviews “The Magician Longs to See” Twin Peaks Tarot deck. This is our first episode in quite a while but we will be back soon! In the meantime, enjoy these show notes and links and hang in there.
Erik reviews Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery.
In this episode, Erik interviews Nate Lee, known on Twitter as @OccultFan. Nate was just recently initiated into Freemasonry, so we go deep into some of the hidden occult meaning of initiations, self improvement, and understanding reality.
There’s also a brief moment with Victor, our “studio audience” who just had his petition accepted.
pFriem Belgian style dark ale
Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher
“He’s jonesin’ for some reefer!”
“Your magic dick would need to be wicked hard.”
In this episode, Matt and Erik return to Wayfinder Brewing, exactly one year after their last visit. Things have changed a lot! We discuss the beer, occultism in popular culture, and esoteric influences on brewing.
- Polybius Pale Ale
- Pils Project #2
- Hidden Hand Black Lager
- Mindstürm Hefeweizen
- Oathbreaker Saison
Hats off to Kevin Davey, the brewmaster at Wayfinder. His beers are impressive! Guest taps we tried at Wayfinder:
- Little Beast Field Folk Five Grain Saison
- Piraat Special Reserve Rum Barrel-Aged Triple
- Zenith Grapefruit Goze
- Callisto Blackcurrant Triple
- Fourth Orbit Imperial Mango IPA
- Filament Winter IPA
Links and Notes
We talked about some other breweries and beers.
“Don’t give tacos to a wizard!”
In this MABcon episode, Matt and Erik brew a beer! If you’re a homebrewer, you will enjoy getting some of Matt’s tips and experience. He’s been brewing for a long time and has experience as the brewmaster of a successful microbrewery. We do an all grain brew of a trippel.
This episode also features Erik and Matt’s first glimpse of Soror Tzadkiel’s Rota Tarot Internal Alchemy. We are really impressed! Go check it out.
“In my experience, you cannot homebrew without drinking a beer.”
Links and Topics
In this MABcon episode, the gang takes a field trip to visit Twin Peaks locations. Then we talk about Twin Peaks! Then we talk about Oklahomans, the post-job economy, and more Twin Peaks! Please join us for MABcon 2017!
The Twin Peaks locations we visited were in North Bend and Snoqualmie Falls, Washington. We recorded at Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, and on the ferry, and at our Secret Headquarters.
“Holy crap! Donald Trump is Judy!”
Hey everybody! Since I’ve been learning more and more about audio editing and mixing and all of that stuff, I went back to episode 7, where Caedmon “We’ll fix it in post” Webb interviews Heather and Valerie from Le Droit Humain. This has been one of our most popular episodes, so it always bugged me that it sounded so bad. Now it’s vastly improved.
Go check it out and see what you think!
(Wait, now that I think about it, maybe I should be more concerned that our most popular episode doesn’t have any of us on it.)